Bishop Harry Jackson, prominent African-American leader, Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church and Chairman of Stand for Marriage DC Coalition says this about the court ruling overturning Proposition 8 in California:
“The implicit comparison Judge Walker made between racism and marriage is particularly offensive to me and to all of us who remember the reality of Jim Crow,” says Bishop Jackson. “It is not bigotry it is biology that discriminates between same sex couples and opposite sex couples.”
“A marriage requires a husband and a wife, because these unions are necessary to make new life and connect children to their mother and father. Judge Walker’s slur will not stand the test of time and history, we demand that Congress and the Supreme Court act to protect all Americans’ right to vote for marriage,” states Jackson.